Republicans Have Started Using Hillary Clinton’s McCain Endorsement Video Against Obama

And that’s one of the reasons I am not feeling as generous toward Hillary Clinton right now as Kyle is. Granted, I haven’t read or heard her speech, but I know she didn’t concede or acknowledge that Obama won fair and square because he understood what the American people wanted better than she did and because he ran a better campaign than she did. And right now, that’s the only thing that could induce me to say anything nice about her.

Hours before the polls closed Tuesday in the final two Democratic presidential primaries, the Republican National Committee began circulating a video of Hillary Clinton questioning Barack Obama’s qualifications to be commander-in-chief, and acknowledging John McCain has this important presidential credential.

“Senator McCain will bring a lifetime of experience to the campaign, I will bring a lifetime of experience and Senator Obama will bring a speech that he gave in 2002,” Clinton says in the one-minute video of CNN’s coverage of a news conference she held on March 8 – the day Obama won the Wyoming caucuses. “I think that is a significant difference. I think that since we now know Senator McCain will be the nominee for the Republican Party, national security will be front and center in this election. We all know that.

“And I think it is imperative that each of us be able to demonstrate we can cross the commander-in-chief threshold. And I believe I have done that. Certainly, Senator McCain has done that. And you will have to ask Senator Obama with respect to his candidacy.”

The RNC posted the video on YouTube early Tuesday afternoon, just as Obama was on the verge of locking up the Democratic nomination and speculation heated up about Clinton being his running mate.

Tonight, South Dakota and Montana Democrats hold the final two contests of the primary season. Obama is expected to secure the support of enough delegates to claim the party’s presidential nomination as early as tonight, and but no later than the end of this week.

An RNC official tells CNN to expect to see more of Republicans highlighting Clinton’s critical comments of Obama as the campaign now turns to the general election phase.

“We will use it repeatedly,” the official said.

Are you happy now, Hillary? Satisfied?

4 Responses to “Republicans Have Started Using Hillary Clinton’s McCain Endorsement Video Against Obama”

  1. CtrlAltDel says:

    Hillary: You know I really have doubts about Obama’s electability against McCain, especially now that I’ve sowed doubts in the minds of the American people about him and given the Republicans some free campaign ads.

    Gee Hillary why ARE you loosing the support of your long-time allies in the democratic party?

  2. DrGail says:

    I expect the video of her 60 Minutes interview, in which she fanned the flames of the “Obama is a Muslim” meme, to circulate as well.

    And we already know that likely McCain voters are gullible as hell. . .they actually believe that he’s a “maverick” who “stands against President Bush’s positions” on a whole host of issues.

    Oh wait, that was Bob Schieffer.

  3. CtrlAltDel says:

    Good point, Dr. Grail. Read “The Real McCain, ” a book that came out this year and you will see why Senate staffers say “Oh, I see you have yout McCain’s on ” when they are wearing flip-flops. Unfortunately, I don’t have the book in front of me or I would give you the author’s name. I used to like the guy until I started reading up on him. Now I realize that he’s like some creepy shape shifter from a science fiction show who can instantly transform his image to suit his needs. In a way, he’s the opposite of a boggart. Instead of becoming whatever you fear, he becomes whatever you like. Someday he’s just going to explode in a cloud of pandering. I know this is a terrible joke but I have to say it… he’s kind of like a “ho”-ggart because of the way that he constantly prostitutes himself.

  4. MP says:

    Are you retarded? don’t you think that if Hillary had been the winner, they would have played all of Obamas comments and mockery towards her?
    Grow up, Obama “Kids”!

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